Hand stitched rug -  Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton
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Hand stitched rug - Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton

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Rug Wool 3x5ft (91x152cm)

Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton. This parcular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius ovaehollandiae]) is at garlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The yankirri travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings tradional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their wirliya (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu yakajirri (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the me of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a yankirri ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeots australis]) ancestors over sharing the yakajirri. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initation ceremonies.